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ham & vegetable soup

Recipe by
Lorraine Nicolini
North Haledon, NJ

This was so delicious and perfect for a cold winter day. I saw a container of mirepoix at Trader Joes and thought...what kind of soup can I make with this....and I went home and threw this together. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ham & vegetable soup

  • 1 box
    low sodium chicken broth (approx 32 oz)
  • 2 c
  • 1/2-3/4 c
    your favorite italian tomato sauce, any flavor
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter ( i used unsalted)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    chopped carrot
  • 1/2 c
    frozen corn
  • 1
    ham hock (or small ham bone)
  • 1/2 c
    ham, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 c
    small pasta (i used acini de pepe)

How To Make ham & vegetable soup

  • 1
    Melt butter in large pot or dutch oven. Add onion, celery and carrot and sauté until onion starts to become translucent; approx 3-4 minutes. Add seasonings and stir; then add broth, water and ham hock. Cover and cook on low to medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours. Add corn and ham pieces. Cover and continue to cook for another 1/2 hour. Add pasta the last 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Use your own judgment for seasonings and tomato sauce...adjust to your taste.
  • 3

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